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Today's Top Stories - Friday August 28th, 2021

70 New COVID Cases Reported in Steuben Yesterday
70 new cases of COVID were reported yesterday since Monday's update according to Steuben County Public Health Department. 36 more have recovered. Of the 70 new cases, 18 were fully vaccinated at the time of their positive test, and 1 who is fully vaccinated is in the hospital.

12 are each from the Town and Village of Bath.

 

Trooper Injured; Suspect in Custody After 2 Elmira Shootings Today
WENY reports Multiple police crews are on scene of an active situation at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira after two officer-involved shootings, one at Eldridge Park and one at Woodlawn Cemetery, involving the same suspect, whom is now in custody. Elmira PD says a State Trooper was injured, and has been taken to the hospital. No other officer injuries were reported. The developing story and investigation of this incident continues…

 

Former County Corrections Officer Charged With Grand Larceny
Kris Kester, a corrections officer with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, has been charged with grand larceny by State Police. Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker says that bookkeeping was a problem as it was unclear exactly how much money was taken. Kester entered a plea to petit larceny and was ordered to repay the $2,500. Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard said the county is aware of the situation and will take appropriate action.

 

Congressman Reed Releases Statement About Kabul Attack
At least a dozen U.S. service members were killed while even more were injured in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday after two suicide bombers detonated their vests at the airport where Americans were being transported from Afghanistan. It was the deadliest attack on our military in over a decade. Congressman Tom Reed released a statement about the attacks, sending prayers to military men and women in Afghanistan “specifically those heroic soldiers that were killed in Kabul.”  Reed also remarked it was “a horrific reminder of the Biden Administration’s failure in conducting the withdrawal from Afghanistan.” He added the administration “has American blood on its hands and must be held to account.”

 

Hammondsport Woman Arrested for Selling Meth
Another local woman has been indicted by a Yates County Grand Jury on drug sale charges. 34-year old Chasity Schorpp of Hammondsport is accused of selling methamphetamine to a Penn Yan Police agent earlier this year. Schorpp was arraigned on two felony counts of criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Two other women, one from Penn Yan and one from Dundee, were also indicted on similar charges.

 

Corning Man Arrested by Troopers for Menacing, Resisting Arrest
Bath-based troopers arrested 43-yearold Charles DeCamp of Corning. He was charged with felony menacing police, felony first-degree crime contempt and felony criminal possession of a weapon.  He was also charged with resisting arrest. He was initially detained.

 

20 NY Wildland Fires Being Sent to Firefight in Minnesota
Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that a crew of 20 wildland firefighters from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is traveling to Minnesota where they will be assigned to assist firefighting efforts underway in Greenwood. All personnel and travel expenses for the New York crews are either paid directly by the U.S. Forest Service or reimbursed to New York State based on a mutual aid agreement between states and federal land agencies.

 

Tioga, PA Man Arrested for DWI in Lindley Traffic Stop
After a traffic stop in Lindley, State police arrested 59-yeared old James Monroe of Tioga, PA. He was charged with aggravated DWI, DWI and Aggravated unlicensed operation. He’ll appear in court at a later date.

 

Southern Tier Food Bank CEO Named “Senate Woman of Distinction”
Yesterday, New York State Senator Tom O’Mara honored Natasha Thompson, the President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, as a 2021 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction. Every year, the state senate holds the Women of Distinction program. The celebration allows state senators to select one honoree from their respective legislative districts to be celebrated for their “significant accomplishments, service, and contributions to the quality of life within and beyond their communities”

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